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Special Issue "Advanced Research on Lignin and Nanostructured Lignin: Biodegradation, Properties and Applications"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2023 | Viewed by 1567
Special Issue Editors
Interests: biocatalysis; lignin nanotechnology; lignin biofillers; lignin bioinks
Interests: lignin cosmetic applications; sun protector factor; photochemistry
Interests: organic chemistry; bioorganic chemistry; chemistry of natural substances and catalysis
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Special Issue Information
Lignin is the most abundant polyphenol in nature. The pulp, paper, and biofuel industries generate lignin as waste in high amounts. For this reason, the design of novel processes for the valorization of lignin plays a key role in circular economy and green chemistry. Among them, the biodegradation of lignin is an important tool for the transformation of the starting material in order to produce high added fine chemicals, facilities, and commodities. In addition, present-day innovative nanotechnology has increased the chemical potentiality of biodegraded lignin by opening the way for the preparation of nanostructures characterized by improved chemophysical, rheological, and electrochemical properties.
This Special Issue welcomes experimental studies focusing their attention on the following topics:
- frontiers in the production of added value compounds by microbial degradation of lignin (including biofuel);
- role of redox enzymes or lignin-degrading auxiliary enzymes for the production of commodities and aromatic compounds;
- fractionation process of biodegraded lignin and successive nanotechnology and nano-biotechnology applications;
- application of biodegraded lignin in material sciences and biosensors;
- application of biodegraded lignin in biocatalysis and biomedical devices.
Original studies and comprehensive reviews on these topics will be accepted for the Special Issue in order to update our knowledge regarding the sustainable applications of biodegraded lignin.
Dr. Eliana Capecchi
Dr. Davide Piccinino
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Saladino
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- lignin valorization
- lignin biodegradation
- lignin fractionations
- lignin fine chemicals
- lignin nanostructures
- lignin advanced applications